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Full-time Positions and Free-lance Job Listing

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Online Editor – Full-time Position
Diversified Business Communications is seeking an experienced site editor who will be responsible for managing and maintaining our website, serving the global seafood industry with a goal of providing international news, trends and other business information to seafood professionals worldwide. The site editor is responsible for the successful day-to-day operations of the site, with the goal of making it a top information destination for the industry. The ideal candidate has five years of experience overseeing editorial operations of a website, experience handling editorial budget, knowledge of seafood-related material, demonstrable success editing technical content and prior experience with multimedia. For the detailed job description, essential job functions, and information on applying, take a look at the online editor job posting.


Freelance Content Developer/Copywriter
ICDC College, Southern California
Create course materials for our online occupational degree programs in the fields of healthcare, business, counseling, security and paralegal. To apply, please email us your cover letter, resume and a topic-specific writing sample to

Copywriter Detroit Area
Firmly established media development firm is looking for a copywriter. We’ve designed numerous web-sites and print media solutions for various Fortune 500 companies, organizations at the United Nations, as well as night clubs, restaurants, etc. This is your chance to put your copy writing stamp on work that will be seen by thousands. We are looking for someone who can work between 5-40 hours a week. To be considered, please send us your resume + portfolio/samples of your work + salary requirements (on a per hourly basis). Location: Detroit, Telecommuting is ok. This is a part-time job.
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Freelance Blog Writers
A Marketing Agency is looking for a WordPress Ghost Writer to write 3 – 4 posts a week. $50 for posts of 1000 – 1500 words, $25 for posts up to 700 words. Online marketing and ecommerce, content marketing, SEO, paid search, ecommerce / retail news, etc. email with two writing samples.


Freelance Writing for Flight Journal Magazine (history)
Flight Journal is like no other aviation magazine in the world, covering the world of flight from its simple beginnings to its high-tech, no-holds–barred future. We put readers in the cockpit and let them live the thrill and adventure of the aviation experience, narrated by those who know the technology and made the history. Each issue brings the stories of flight – past, present and future – to life. Buys all rights for one year. $600 for articles of 2,500 to 3,000 words. Columns vary in size and payment.


Copyeditor/Proofreader – Print and Web Boston – South
Freelance Estimated Duration: One month, possible extension, Starts: September 3rd. Rate: $20-25/hr DOE
Job Description: We have a one month freelance opportunity with a corporation in Canton. Our client is looking for a Copyeditor/Proofreader to work with their team. We are looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years of proofreading/editing experience in a professional setting to ensure that US spelling and terminology is used. You must have knowledge of AP style to be considered and you will be required to take a test prior to starting the assignment to measure your spelling, grammar and punctuation editing skills.
You will be responsible for checking grammar, spelling, consistency and formatting the web site as well as various print materials. You will also be responsible for checking facts, cross-references, number sequences, geographical differences between UK/US/CA/AU and other verifiable details.throughout If you feel you are qualified for this position please send your resume (and samples if applicable) to:


Experienced Fiction Editors & Proofreaders (LA-CA) needs FICTION specialists (mainstream and genre) who can perform ALL of the following services: developmental editing, copyediting / line editing, proofreading, fact checking. Qualified applicants will be sent several short editing and writing tests.
Basic requirements: You must be 100% freelance. No exceptions. Work from your location. USA-based. English must be your first language. 5+ years of editing experience and a track record of published fiction (not self-published) that you have edited. Ability to use Microsoft Word’s tracking and comment features. Ability to send and receive file attachments. Ability to check e-mail several times each day (including once per day on weekends).  Consistent availability. Send resume and list of FICTION books edited (and subsequently published) to apply2012 -at- Preference will be given to applicants who intend to commit long-term, submit a bio written in third person, and provide verifiable feedback/references from clients (published writers). Resumes without book lists will not be considered.
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Sports Reporter, Yuma, AZ
An award-winning 20,000-circulation daily located on the Arizona/California/Mexico border, seeks a sports writer who is ready for the challenge of maintaining the excellent local sports coverage. The right candidate will be a talented journalist with a demonstrated ability to write and report. We’d like to find someone with two to three years of experience, but are willing to train recent college graduates.

Editor, rural Conneticat
Looking to fill a full-time salary position and to start training immediately. Ideal candidate must have strong writing abilities, journalistic experience and integrity, and a willingness to meet people and investigate the featured towns. Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign is highly desirable. The Rare Reminder reports on hyper-local events that are directly related to the communities of Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, Newington and Cromwell, CT. The Editor is also responsible for the content and lay-out of a monthly paper, The Chronicle, which features Cromwell and Middletown. He or she must be willing to work weekends if need be to meet deadlines. Applicants should be self-motivated and driven individuals. The Editor writes articles, manages a team of freelancers, edits and compiles submissions, develops leads for assignments, and lays out part of the Rare Reminder every week on the computer. Please respond by email with a resume and cover letter to  Employer


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Freelance Writers: Send Your Story to “Chicken Soup”


Have you ever read a Chicken Soup for the Soul story that had a wonderful nugget of advice in it that made a difference in your life? Chicken Soup editors are looking for stories that contain great pieces of advice, whether they are little things that improve our everyday lives, or major epiphanies that can change a life completely.

If your story is accepted you receive $200, plus 10 copies of the book you are in. Not to speak from the fantastic reference to be a Chicken Soup contributor.  Deadline is July 31, 2012 for most of following topics:

  • Independent Woman
  • Great Advice for Making Changes in Your Life
  • Angels Among Us
  • Raising Kids on the Spectrum

Stories and poems must be non-fiction and should be no longer than 1,200 words. Feel free to submit more than one story or poem to us to consider. Please know that the only way to submit your stories or poems is via the website.  Read carefully the Writers Guidelines.

Good luck!

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Writing for a Living?

From Coast to Coast, Writer Positions, Media & Freelance Writing Jobs:

Social Media Community Manager
4A’s New York, New York
The Social Media Community Manager is responsible for all 4As communications across social media platforms. This person will develop all social media strategies, editorial calendars, and tactical plans, ensuring consistency in messaging, and that all messages, measurement and content are relevant to target audiences and 4As objectives.

-Create, manage and maintain social media editorial calendar to maximize awareness of 4As news, events and content in multiple subject areas resulting and increased Web site traffic
-Engage in active conversations with 4As members, prospects and stakeholders alike using mainstream social media platforms such as Facebook, twitter and YouTube
-Develop and maintain an internal social media policy

-Experience developing and executing multi-platform social media strategies, editorial calendars and tactical plans
-Extremely online savvy – active online with a solid understanding of social media and the dynamics of community interaction (experience on behalf of a client or corporation preferred)
-Working knowledge of major measurement platforms and methodologies (Google Analytics, Omniture, etc.) as well as HTML/CSS
-3+ years of experience in advertising, marketing, public relations

Social Media Genius, New York
Part-time, Temporary
Wanted: part time tech savvy social media whiz to help me with my social platform and website. The role would include helping me develop my social media presence as well as helping produce webcasts. The preferred applicant would have some experience in Facebook code, podcasting and video editing skills. Writing skills would be the icing on the cake and a sense of humor is also a must.
Babe Media, New York, email:

Technical Writer (Geology) Menlo Park, CA or Sacramento, CA
Deadline June 11, 2012.
Rank and series – GS-1083-09. Employer Geological Survey.
Reviews, electronically edits and revises scientific and technical reports for publication. Corrects bibliographic citations and their references as well as reviews illustrations for clarity, internal consistency, & conformance to publication standards. Suggests changes and rewrites or reorganizes sections of manuscripts to make the presentation of ideas logical, the expression clear and concise, and the presentation of the data consistent with style and accepted scientific practice.
Salary: $56,172 to $73,019/Year.

Investigative Reporter, Nashville, TN
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Broadcasting or related field, or equivalent training. Five to seven years related reporting experience. Investigative experience strongly preferred. Strong understanding of undercover reporting – legal journalism, ethical issues, strong writing.

Community Manager ZENO Group, New York, New York
Do you like parties, music, sports and great cocktails? We’re looking for someone to manage a community of people who are passionate about rum. Not just any rum, but a brand many consider to be the pinnacle of rum. As the community manager for this brand you’ll be expected to immerse yourself in the brand and the lifestyle.
Core services include developing social media strategy, execution and measurement, online conversation monitoring, influencer relations, reputation management & measurement, and ongoing education in the form of seminars and workshops. We offer an environment which nurtures growth both personally and professionally ” our goals are ambitious, we are growing quickly and we are seeking the right individual to help us continue on this great momentum.
Leadership and direction of a community management team as it relates to client service, new business development, staffing issues, organizational development, staff training and development and quality control.
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Senior SEO Manager Oak Brook, Ill
We are looking for a talented Senior SEO Manager to join full-time, permanent, the team at our office in Oak Brook, IL. The focus of this position will be to grow our SEO team and service offering. If you enjoy working in an informal, collaborative atmosphere where talent is rewarded, please apply now. Benefits package includes a 401(k), paid time off (for vacation, illness and personal time), health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability.
Manage and grow SEO team, improve SEO service offering and processes, drive link building campaign methods and work on client SEO engagements

– 5+ years of working SEO experience and 3+ years of staff management experience
– Examples of SEO campaign management experience and the ability to write optimized title tags
– Understanding of onsite and offsite SEO and be a master of Google Analytics
– Ability to document onsite structural SEO recommendations for client websites
– Large scale link building campaign experience

4A’s Straight North (Oak Brook, Illinois) Oak Brook, IL 60523

Writer, Winston Salem, NC
Develops content for print and digital collateral related to University Advancement priorities and campaign initiatives. General projects to include marketing pieces, donor/student profiles, remarks for senior leadership and feature-length copy for various collateral.

Copy Writer, New York
Talented mid-level copywriter wanted to join the fray of cool projects and fun people within our fast-paced creative department. You’ll work closely with experienced art directors, resourceful print producers and knowledgeable account teams. You’ll be pushed to think, concept and write bright compelling copy that is both inviting and rewarding to read. You’ll also be asked to interact with clients, present your work and multitask. We focus on one-to-one communication within the automotive space. Experience in these areas, while preferred, is not mandatory.

Multimedia Writer, Beaverton, OR
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience. Two years experience as a writer for commercial/public television or commercial/public radio. Previous digital or online experience preferred. Knowledge of how to blend words and pictures into interesting news stories.



Bluebird Hosting
A Canadian Web Hosting provider that offers Web Hosting, Email Hosting, SSL Certificates, Mobile Hosing, Web Design and SEO Services is currently seeking for experienced Bloggers or Article Writers to provide content related to Web Hosting industry.
Articles are for Beginner to Intermediate audience. Word count will vary from 600-1500 words depending on topic. Writer must be professional and fluent in English. We are looking for articles about WordPress,Joomla,Drupal, Mysql, PhpMyAdmin, PHP, Perl, Graphic Design,Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Web Design, SEO, Internet.
Email us with links to your previously published material. Send your requested rate per article using the subject “Hosting Blogger.”

Freelance Copywriter, Portland, OR
The Copywriter is responsible for conceptual development and copy deliverables, including advertising, web sites, email and other forms of interface design. These responsibilities include creating and communicating concepts, implementing marketing strategies and developing short and long form copy solutions.

Website Content Writing (Yonge and Wellesley)
Requires someone who is able to write unique information about existing products. This person can be a recent english student grad or someone with experience writing content.
Approximately 20 pages of content are required.
This is a contract job.
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Canoe & Kayak Magazine
The most renowned magazine on paddlesports. E-mail a short, original, and very succinct query about your idea, the photos available to illustrate it, and your writing background/availability. C&K pays $.50 per published word, on publication.

Women’s Lifestyle/Fashion Writers
We’re looking for paid contributors/freelance writers for a women’s interest site (think Jezebel, refinery29, The Frisky) focused on fashion and lifestyle. Writers will be required to produce two to three 250-350 word posts per week on topics such as home decor, fashion, lifestyle, trends, etc.
Please send an email with a short (no more than 250 word) paragraph describing your favorite store, a minimum of three links to articles you wrote, and a link to your personal blog. Please note that attachments WILL NOT be open.
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Is It A Good Idea To Be A Freelancer?

What is freelance writing exactly?

Wikipedia explains: A freelance writer, also called “Independent contractor”, is somebody who is self-employed and is not committed to a particular employer long term, unless they offer great writing opportunities and conditions.  They typically keep the copyright to their works and sell the rights to publishers in time-limited contracts. In contrast, intellectual property created under a work for hire situation according to the publishers’ or other customers’ specifications are referred to as “independent contractors” and similar terms. They have no copyright to the works, which are written as works made for hire, a category of intellectual property defined in US copyright law — Section 101, Copyright Act of 1976 (USC 17 §101).

Websites for Freelancers
In its fifteens year now, delivers daily and real-time freelance writing jobs for freelance writers – free! Their Writer’s Guidelines database consists of more than 1118 guidelines for freelancing. But there are more valuables on this webpage: video tutorials, sample query letters, writing contests and author interviews.
Since ten years, has offered articles and advice for freelance writers, but since freelancing is both a career choice and a lifestyle, they have expanded to cover anything related to living in the freelance world, covering topics such as social media, writing and career resources, getaways for writers and other great ideas.
They claim to be the highest circulation freelance writing ezine in the world. Sign up to get freelance job and paying market listings for writers every Wednesday by email. The site features among other, interesting and valuable articles by Mark Levine, attorney and author of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing. Also: Whispers and Warnings for authors and Writing markets database for markets that welcome new writers.
PWAC’s (Professional Writers Association Canada) rate guidelines are based on fee information we have collected from PWAC members across Canada and from various industries that regularly hire writers on a freelance/contract basis. Join to get listed in their database of freelance writers. Copyrights are explained, and guidelines for writing contracts are given.
Regularly posts freelance writing offers, writing and editing positions, writing contests, grants, writers conferences and retreats. Lots and lots of marketing tips for freelance writers and how to sell your published work.
Tons of valuable tips for online writers from Sharon Hurley Hall, journalist, ghostwriter and freelancer herself. She says: “It includes straight talk about writing skills and resources, self promotion and writing markets that will help you to launch yourself as a freelance writer. I’m pleased to say that some of my regular readers have used my advice to build successful freelance writing careers of their own.” 

What are your experiences with freelance writing? And do you know of any other websites that cover broad aspects of freelance writing, including freelance opportunities?




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A Must-Have For Every Writer


Among other reasons, you work so hard on your manuscript to eventually get published and paid for your writing.  “2012 Writers Market” can help you find success: Over 9,000 listings for book publishers, literary agents, magazines, online publications, contests, conferences and more!

What would you like to accomplish?
Find an agent for your fiction book, sell non-fiction articles to magazines or a film script to production companies, publish or make some money on the side?

In this annual “bible for writers” you will find places to sell your writing, whether you’ve got a book, manuscript, or an article idea. Make some money on the side and know how much to charge for these gigs with their popular pay rate chart. It includes topics from tackling content factories to negotiating contracts and from managing time and organization to make the most of the money writers earn. What it is not: a quality control of publishers. To be sure, go to “Writer Beware” or research for any complaints about certain publishers. Thank goodness they omitted some of the worst ones…

What’s more?

  • Manage your submissions with easy-to-use record keeping tools
  • Stay abreast of the latest publishing industry news
  • Gain advanced publishing and marketing knowledge from Q & A’s with publishing experts
  • Use information specific to your writing needs–whether you are interested in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s, script writing or agents.

What I like
Articles on freelancing, social media book marketing and the inclusion of some smaller, more genre specific markets. And a huge section of contests, grants and awards are a huge treasure trove for me. This book is a fantastic resource for every freelance writer, not matter what level. Whether you have never written anything and don’t know where to begin or if you are an experienced writer looking to sell a manuscript, you will find it here. And the valuable article “6 Ways to Protect Your Writing”. Then there are useful legal explanations, copyright and publishing contract tips.

However, nobody is perfect!  What I miss is a category index. If an author is looking for a publisher that accepts science fiction submissions she or he has literally to go through every publisher to find the handful they need. The text is sometimes hard to read due to the grey (instead of black) font. And then there are typos or grammar errors – dear editor!

How much is the “2012 Writer Market”?
Recently, I wrote an article about price comparison – and sure enough, there was a huge difference! (more than 100%) in e-book prices when I typed the title in at

Google              $9.12      February 20

Amazon            $9.12      February 20

Sony                $11.99     February 20

Apple                $14.99    February 20

Kobo                 $18.59    February 20

B&N                  $19.49    February  18

The soft-cover version with over 1,000 pages is $18.25 at Amazon – one of the few books I prefer to have in paper instead of digital.

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Opportunities for Freelance Writers

Colorado Explorer


Colorado Explorer Magazine is monthly magazine that promotes
travel and outdoor activities around the state of Colorado.
We publish photographs, and travel and adventure stories about
places, people, and things to do around Colorado. Colorado has
some of the most majestic scenery in the world and people want
to see photographs and read the accounts of others in these
areas. The maximum word length and fees paid for each feature
article is $0.15 a word. A feature article should be between
800 and 1,400 words. The maximum word length and fees paid for
department articles are $0.10 a word. The department articles
should be between 600 and 1,000 words. (from website – has been
known to pay more per other references)


No longer accepting unsolicited material. However, if you are
a writer in central Ohio who is interested in being considered
for assignments, please submit your resume and three writing
samples which reflect our magazine’s writing style and content.
Articles run around 700 words and columns 300 words. Pays
up to 20 cents/word. Publication and website provides info
on raising children in the Columbus area. Topics include
education, health, child development, entertainment, and


Connecticut Magazine is a general interest, service and
issue-oriented magazine that covers all aspects of life in
the state–arts, politics, travel, people, business, health,
environment and newsworthy issues. No fiction or poetry.
Deadline is two months prior to publication date. Pays 20%
kill fee. Pays $750 and up for features of 2,500+ words.
Short fillers up to 300 words pay up to $200. Departments
of 500 to 1,800 words pay up to $700.


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